Gain trade qualifications in diesel fitting
To study for this Certificate III you will need to be an existing contracted apprentice in the field of automotive diesel engine technology. This course will qualify you to diagnose, repair and find faults in engines, fuel systems and electrical systems in diesel machinery. You will also be taught how to service manual and automatic transmissions and hydraulic systems. Training is delivered in workshops, in the classroom and at your place of work.
As an Automotive Heavy Mechanic you will need a genuine passion and curiosity for trucks, machinery or earthmoving equipment. You will need to like working with your hands, be physically fit and have a good mechanical aptitude.
The apprentice undertaking this role will primarily service and repair the mechanical parts such as the engine, fuel systems and electrical systems. They will perform tasks including discussing problems with drivers/users to discover faults and carry out their own diagnostic procedures. They will repair and service engines, cooling systems, exhaust systems, diesel fuel systems, and engine forced induction systems and clutch assemblies. In addition, they will service manual and automatic transmissions, hydraulic systems. The repair of electronic engine and management systems is also encompassed in the Automotive Diesel Engine Technology (Diesel Fitter’s) duties. This qualification covers the skills and knowledge required to perform a broad range of tasks as a diesel fitter in the automotive service and repair industry. It is suitable for entry into the mining, construction and agricultural environment.
You may be able to obtain recognition for your work or life experiences under the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process. Speak to your teacher in the first session to start this process.
- Environmental, safety, tooling
- Engines, forced induction systems
- Hydraulic repair maintenance and overhaul
- Diesel injection fuel systems, repair and maintenance
- Air and hydraulic braking systems
Gold Coast - Ashmore
Workplace/TAFE: 4 years
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